Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 510,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 510,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Moms Against Poverty CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 718,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,354,239

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13110 records found.